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Fun But Not Very Helpful
on May 25, 2002
This book is fun, witty, and entertaining, and certainly will get you interested in playing serious checkers. But it won't help you very much.
The book mainly deals in a disorganized way with mid-game tactics and end-game situations. Interesting traps and shots are presented, along with problems that are too hard for most beginners. That's all there is; just a little about openings, for instance. I kept reading and rereading this book thinking there has to be more here, but I have yet to find it.
Read the book if you only wish to have your appetite stimulated, and then do your real study from a more complete book such as Reinfeld.